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Shakespeare Limericks 2

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
These fun limericks all point to a Shakespeare play. You fill in the blank with the title of the play each limerick points to. A creative way to get your readers thinking!
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Writing Limericks

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Scholars are lucky to stretch their poetry writing muscles with a worksheet that challenges them to compose two limericks—one about a boy and the other about a dog. 
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How to Write a Limerick

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Add a little fun and fancy to English language arts with an activity that challenges scholars to write a limerick. Authors follow five rules in order to compose an original poem that contains a specific rhyme scheme. 
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Limerick

For Students 3rd - 7th
Young poets try their hand at one of the most popular fixed poetry forms, the limerick. The eighth in a series of ten poetry writing exercises.
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Limericks

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Introduce your class to the limerick with a focus on the form and its history. Resource is short on procedure, but contains useful suggestions about where to look for school-appropriate limericks for young readers. Examine the...
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Limericks

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
The teaching of how to write limericks is the focus of this presentation. Learners see verses such as: "There was an old man from Blackneath, Who sat down on his set of false teeth. He said, in his pain, 'I've done it again, I've bitten...
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Shakespeare Limericks 3

For Students 9th - 12th
While this Fun Trivia online quiz has little educational merit, the idea of writing limericks to describe Shakespeare's plays is not only fun, but also has academic value. It's worth taking a look!
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Ocean Life Poetry: Limericks & Cinquain Poems

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young oceanographers conduct independent online research to learn about ocean life, explore limerick and cinquain poem structure and syllabication, and produce poetry that conveys the information they found. Links don't work, but it's...
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Edward Lear, Limericks, and Nonsense: There Once Was?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars explore limericks. In this poetry writing lesson, students listen to and read a variety of poems written by Edward Lear. Young scholars count syllables and identify meter by clapping as they read aloud. Students...
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Edward Lear, Limericks, and Nonsense: There Once Was...

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students recognize poetic devices including rhyme, syllabification, and meter. They identify the characteristics of a nonsense poem and of a limerick. They write their own limericks.
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Edward Lear, Limericks, and Nonsense

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Introduce your class to the delights of nonsense poetry and explore literary devices with the writing of Edward Lear. Learners identify rhyme and meter as well as figures of speech, alliteration, and onomatopoeia in "The Owl and the...
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Historical Limericks

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students research historical periods, and write limericks about a person, place, or artifact from that time period.
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Shakespeare Limericks: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 9th - 12th
Play around with limericks with this resource! This quiz asks participants to identify the name of the play that goes with each limerick. Although it might not be the best tool for your class, the idea is creative. You could create a...
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Using Limericks with Secondary Students

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students, after reading/listening to a variety of limericks as well as practicing the rhythm and rhyming patterns of limericks, practice writing, producing and reciting a limerick in front of their peers.
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Limericks

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study limericks and their themes. They listen to limericks and identify the rhyming pattern of the verse and recite them in small groups. They create limericks from lists of words to demonstrate rhyming patterns and parts of...
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Writing Limericks

For Students 6th - 10th
In this composing limericks worksheet, students explore how to write limericks as they read examples and then respond to 2 short answer questions intended to help them write their own.
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Lilting Limericks

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students discover the formula for writing limericks and use it to write their own poems.
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Printable Poem Starter: Write a Limerick for St. Patrick's Day

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
This shamrock-shaped graphic organizer helps students set up a limerick based on a few sample lines. Students are prompted on which lines should rhyme, and how many syllables each line should have. Once they are finished, the shamrocks...
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Printable Poem Starter: Write a Limerick for St. Patrick's Day

For Students 2nd - 3rd
This shamrock-shaped graphic organizer helps students set up a limerick based on a few sample lines. Students are prompted on which lines should rhyme, and how many syllables each line should have. Once they are finished, the shamrocks...
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Poetry Vocabulary

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Consisting of a thorough and straightforward list of poetry terminology, the first part of this presentation would be a good introduction to a poetry unit, or a review for an upcoming poetry project. The list of terms is quite extensive,...
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Limericks

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students use the Internet to find examples of limericks. They discover the culture and history of Ireland. They create their own limericks and share them with the class. They offer strengths and weaknesses.
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Limericks Activity

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this limerick worksheet, students read about limericks, read an example, fill in blanks to complete a limerick and complete 4 short "lyrical limerick" activities.
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Nurture Poetry

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students create a poetry book.  In this poetry lesson, students write a cinquain poem, name poem, haiku, limerick, and preposition poem.  
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St. Patrick's Day Old School Limerick Writing

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Bring in Poetry Month a little early with a little St. Patrick's Day rhythm and rhyme.
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Hearts for St. Patrick

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Explore the history of St. Patrick's Day and add a festive touch to classroom decor with an activity that combines holiday symbols, limericks, and class members' craftiness to create paper shamrocks. 
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Limerick

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders study limericks. In this language arts lesson, 5th graders read examples of limericks and discuss the characteristics. Students distinguish between two poems and label the limerick.
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Limerick

For Students 9th - 12th
In this secondary mathematics worksheet, students determine the solutions to a numerical limerick.  The one page worksheet contains one problem with the solution. 
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Positively Poetry

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders write a poem. For this limericks lesson, 3rd graders review their knowledge of limericks and rhyming words. Students read examples of limericks and discuss their specific forms. Students work with a partner to create their...
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Poetry Prodigies

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students in three classes in different locations become Poetry Prodigies as they use iChat AV and an iSight camera to teach and explore from each other about different poetic styles. They explore six types of poetry are taught:...
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ESL - Thematic Unit Plan

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students read a variety of poetry books together in small groups. They examine Haiku poetry and share their favorites. They write their own Haiku either individually in a pair. They read and discuss limericks and work on writing their own.
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Leprechaun Limericks

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discover that a limerick is a form of humorous verse consisting of five lines. They use the Internet to get information about Ireland and the celebration of St. Patrick's Day. They locate major cities in Ireland including...
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Let the Bugs do the Rhyming

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students listen to limericks and write their own about a favorite insect.
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Weather Patterns

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders discuss how their weather changes by examining temperatures, clothing needs, and plant life. They talk about the identifying factors of the seasons and complete a Venn Diagram about weather in a guided lesson. Next, they...
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How to Start a Poetry Journal

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Practice makes proficient! Using a journal of their choice, authors organize pages, then begin their writing journey of on-going writing practice in which they compose all poetic forms including diamante, limerick, free verse, and more!
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Limerick Fun

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders review what a limerick is and practice identifying the rhyming patterns in an assortment of limericks. They also create an original limerick using a given template of the AABBA rhyming pattern.
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Poetry to the Core

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders examine several examples of poetry in the six lessons of this unit. The lessons focus on five poetic forms, couplets, quatrains, limericks, Haiku, and free verse.
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Laugh With a Limerick

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this recognizing a limerick poem worksheet, students read how to construct a limerick and an illustrated limerick, and then create their own. Students write 1 poem.
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Poetry

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Explore the semantics of poetry with this higher-level presentation. With examples from Dickinson, Frost, and Dr. Seuss, the slides clearly explain the details of poetic structure, license, and schemes. You could use this in a language...
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Forms of Poetry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Beginning a poetry unit and need to review poetry forms? Ten forms are reviewed. For each, the purpose, subject and theme, tone, rhyme, rhythm, lines, and stanzas are described. Alas, no examples of these forms are included.
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Poetry: The Most Compact Form of Literature

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Introducing or need to review literary devices and terms for a study of poetry? Though text heavy, the explanations and examples of key poetic devices will provide learners with the vocabulary they need to discuss and craft poems.
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Using Limericks To Practise the Rhythm of English

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore the rhythm of English (recurring stressed and unstressed syllables). They become acquainted with an English verse-form used for non-serious purposes.
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Five Simple Poems

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students listen as the teacher explains what poetry is as well as describes several types of poetry such as haiku, free verse, limerick, cinquain, and an acrostic. Students read examples of each type of poetry. They compose a poem...
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Limerick Poetry and Painting Lesson

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders create a limerick poem to express their point of view about slavery or jazz roots and/or music synthesizing ideas. They paint a picture using the paint program to illustrate their poem.
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Limericks

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders look up the definition of "Limerick" in the dictionary. They listen to the teacher explain a limerick and read an example of a limerick. Students brainstorm rhyming words and write their own limericks.
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Intro to Poetry

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students explore language arts by identifying writing forms. For this poetry lesson, students define a list of poetry vocabulary terms and discuss the purpose and history of the narrative, Haiku, concrete and Cinquain poems. Students...
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Looking for Newton

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students discuss the rhyming pattern of various types of poetry. With a focus on limericks, they follow the specific rhyme scheme and create a limerick about Newton. They share their poem with the class and write another one related to...
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Writing Limericks

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders compose or create works of communication for specific audiences and purposes. They locate, access, and select relevant information from a variety of sources. They revise and edit their work to improve content, organization...
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Irish Dancing: The Walls of Limerick

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Pupils practice their dancing skills. In this Irish dancing lesson, students follow the provided instructions to dance with a partner in a group to the tune "The Walls of Limerick."
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Consequences of Individual Choices

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students take the sides of Patriots or Tories. In this colonial American lesson, students read primary sources that feature James Murray and Captain Jones. Students then write dialogues and limericks based on a fictional meeting of the 2...
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Figurative Language

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Teach your class a thing or two about figurative language with this straightforward presentation. The presentation defines figurative language as well as various types of figurative language, such as metaphor, alliteration, onomatopoeia,...
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Learning English through Poems and Songs

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Exposing learners to the power of words in poetry is a stimulating way to learn languages. Songs, haikus, rhyming words, and narrative works are all employed in a resource for teaching English as a Second Language.
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Puzzling Poetry

For Students 6th - 7th
In this language arts worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle. Clues refer to types of poetry such as ballad, chant, couplet, clerihew, limerick and tanka.
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Make Your Own Mini Dahl Book

For Students 3rd - 9th
In this coloring/drawing/print practicing book, students follow 4 steps to assemble mini books after creating their own stories, poems, rhymes, or limericks.
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One With Nature: Lesson 10 Is Number 10 Of 16 In Unit Plan

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students analyze and write limericks based on Acts of Nature. In this language arts lesson, students examine the format of limericks (It's Raining, It's Pouring is used in class) and then compose one of their own based on nature and then...
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May 12th Writing Prompt

For Students 5th - 8th
In this daily writing prompt worksheet, students learn that May 12th is Limerick Day. Students learn the guidelines for writing a limerick.
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Poetic Devices

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Have everything you need to know about the elements of poetry with a nine-page handout. Split into four categories—word sounds, meanings, arrangement, and imagery—budding poets may reference terms, read definitions, descriptions, and...
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Recognizing Text Relay

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders recognize and distinguish between different types of text. After a discussion of the various types of text, small groups compete in a relay race game demonstrating their knowledge of the text. Correct choices earn...
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Types of Poetry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Introduce a class of creative writers to multiple types of poetry with this visual funfest. It efficiently discusses the different forms of poetry, and provides examples of the meter and rhyme schemes of limericks, haiku, sonnets, Ezra...
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How to Write Funny Poetry — Chapter 1: Writing Poetry

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Do you wish you could write poetry that makes people laugh? Now you can! Check out the first chapter in a poetry writing series that emphasizes the importance of connecting subject matter to a light, bouncy meter.
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Haiku, Limerick, Acrostic

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students brainstorm about favorite types of movies and why they are liked. They investigate different types of poetry from examples given in class. Using the examples they attempt to generate their own poems. .
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King John’s Castle, Limerick

For Students 4th - 8th
In this King John's castle worksheet, students read about the castle, answer short answer questions, draw a picture, and more. Students complete 5 activities
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We're Going to the Zoo!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students write and publish a poem as part of a class poetry collection after analyzing the poetic structures of haiku, limericks, sound poems and free verse. After viewing a multimedia demonstration of the poetic structures, and after...
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FACS: Family Dynamics (Family)

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students study the family unit through a PowerPoint presentation, worksheets, group activities, and by creating a limerick. They examine attributes and issues related to family life.
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The Ugly Duckling

For Students K - 5th
It's not about what you look like on the outside! A study guide for the stage adaptation of The Ugly Duckling reminds learners that being cruel to those in need is not helpful—and that we all belong somewhere.
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Creating St Patrick's Day Rebus Stories And Poems

For Teachers K - 5th
Students explore St. Patrick and the Irish holiday commemorating his life by creating a rebus picture story or limerick. They view pictures of St. Patrick imbedded in a website in this plan, then work in pairs to compose a poem.
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Everyone Can Write Poetry

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Embark on a journey of writing several different types of poetry. Fifth graders read several examples, and use the examples to model their own writing. Each poem is to be accompanied by a different art visual representation. In the end,...
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Poetry Review

For Teachers 6th - 8th
As a review of poetry and literary terms, this resource would be a great addition in a middle school classroom. There are questions involving sonnets, similies, haikus, and more. An instructor could use this resource as is, or add...
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A Questionnaire: What Do You Like to Read?

For Students 5th Standards
What do your fifth graders know about types of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry? Find out as they fill out this questionnaire that requires them to list authors and texts that exemplify each genre. Not only will you be able to assess what...
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Analogies 1 (Level 8)

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
How many ways can two words be related to one another? Learners practice with 10 analogies that cover a range of relationships. They are provided with bridge types and sentences, which assist pupils in determining the relationships...
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Personal Poetry Books

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students work in the classroom and in the computer lab to produce a Personal Poetry Book.
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Fantasy / Art Maps

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders analyze a fantasy art map by Jeremy Anderson, paying careful attention to the way the topographic features of the land are represented. They create a similar map of Sacramento that includes topographical features as well as...
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Poetry Portfolio

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Wrap up your poetry unit with a portfolio. This resource includes specific requirements for the presentation and content of a portfolio. Writers include examples of literary devices, write six original poems, and conduct a study of a...
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Spring Cinquain Poems

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders create a Spring cinquain poem. In this poetry lesson, 3rd graders review the outline of a cinquain poem and brainstorm words about spring. Students create a cinquain poem by using a word processing software program.
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Breaking News English: Lottery Win

For Students 5th - 10th
In this lottery win worksheet, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write, and...
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Me, Write a Poem?

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this poems worksheet, learners write a poem where every 2 lines have to rhyme at the end. Students are given 4 prompts to get them started, but only write 1 poem.
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Acting Out with Shakespeare: Lesson 2

For Teachers 6th - 9th
As part of the study of Shakespeare’s sonnets, class members study the structure as well as the rhyme scheme and meter of this strict form. Young poets then create their own sonnet.
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Poetry

For Teachers K - 6th
Students investigate the poetry process and forms. They write poetry and create presentations.
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Tall Tales: Read, Write, Draw and Sing

For Teachers 2nd
Students get to know the characters and events that shaped American folktales through writing, drawing and singing activities. Handouts and worksheets are included.
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Poems and Songs: Rivers and Ponds

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students explore songs and poems related to the animals, habitats, and activities on rivers and ponds. They listen to song clips, explore various websites, read poems and song lyrics, complete worksheets, and define key vocabulary words.
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Literary Terms

For Students 7th - 8th
In this literary terms activity, students define and discuss ten literary terms associated with literature and complete a word search puzzle.
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Trickster Tales

For Teachers 2nd
Students study folk tales and moral lessons from cultures around the world. In this character traits lesson, students study moral lessons through the character traits in various cultures folk tales. Students complete 11 activities...
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Vikings

For Students 4th - 8th
In this Vikings worksheet, students read a passage on the Vikings, answer short answer questions, draw, and research the internet. Students complete 4 activities.
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Pi Notebooking Pages

For Teachers 5th - 8th
What is it about pi that is so captivating? Learners can take notes about pi and other mathematical concepts on one or all five of these different pi-themed pages.
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Writing to Reflect on African American History

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers perform in a play demonstrating and event or significant individual in African American history. They research significant events and individuals in African American history. They write and present visual presentation...
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Sham "rocking" Puzzle

For Students 6th - 8th
For this literacy worksheet, students find the words that are related to Ireland and the answers are found by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.
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Poetry Search

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this Literature instructional activity, students identify and locate vocabulary terms related to poetry. There are 27 words located in the word search.
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Breaking News English: Irish Woman in $135 Million Lotto Win

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English worksheet, students read "Irish Woman in $135 Million Lotto Win," and then respond to 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
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Book of Poems

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Poetry is so fun! Create poetry books as a gift for someone special, while building creative writing skills. Young poets complete 10 different types of poems with illustrations. They focus on vocabulary, figurative language, and poetry...
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Comparing Utah's Past and Present Government

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders research the past and present forms of government in Utah. In this government studies lesson students analyzes different forms of government and work with a group to gather information about how Utah was/is run and then...
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Angela’s Ashes Quiz

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Creating Food For Thought

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students listen to poems from the book Poem Stew, then create their own poems about food. They illustrate their poems and include them in a class book of poetry.
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The Impact of Slavery Report: Powerpoint Lesson Plan

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders create a PowerPoint presentation using computer technology from written reports they have completed about the impact slavery had on people of North America. Detailed instruction for building the PowerPoint are included in...
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Fourth Grade Language: Research Process

For Teachers 4th
In this review of fourth grade resource usage worksheet students answer questions about guide words, library database, resources for specific information, parts of a book, and dictionary usage. Students answer 10 questions.
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Unleash the Power of Poetry in Your Classroom

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students can gain an appreciation of poetry by being encouraged to express their opinions and ideas.
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Using Scholastic News to Introduce the Net

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders log on to the net, type in the address for Scholastic and browse the subjects for the week. They select one area of interest and generate five interesting facts about the article.
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Poetry Dictionary

For Students 9th - 10th
In this literary terms worksheet, students match poetry terms with correct definitions. Students then create examples for each term.
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Rhymes

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students study rhymes using the topic of fruits and vegetables. In this rhymes lesson plan, students discuss rhyming words and riddles. Students make up their own fruit or vegetable riddle as a class. Students complete a 'rhyming...
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Fourteenth Century AD, " A Life for A Life" The Mint

For Students 5th
For this King John's castle worksheet, 5th graders read a fact file about King John of England. The answer questions about the mint at his castle during the Fourteenth Century. They draw coins and complete Internet research with parental...
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The Power of Poetry

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars utilize the Internet to research figures of speech used in poetry and poetry terms
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Alliterations Allowed

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders recognize and create alliterative language in both literary and commercial use. In this language arts instructional activity, 4th graders analyze pieces of poetry and focus on the use of imagery, personification, and...
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A Fish Tale

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Learners brainstorm a list of famous events that took place on the sea. They write a poem or short story from the fish's perspective about the famous event they have chosen. Students share their work with the class.
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Narrative Poetry Lesson

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders are introduced to narrative poetry by reading poems from the American Poems website. Students then brainstorm subjects they can write about using the narrative style. Students also study the structure of a narrative poem...
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Fourth Grade Language Practice

For Teachers 4th - 5th
For this language practice worksheet, young scholars complete a total of 25 multiple choice questions that use a variety of 4th grade language concepts. An answer key is provided.
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Early Christian St Columba

For Students 5th - 8th
In this St. Columba worksheet, students read about the St. Columba, answer short answer questions, draw a picture, and write about a voyage. Students complete 4 activities.
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Anglo-Norman Castle

For Students 5th - 8th
For this Anglo Norman Castle worksheet, students read about the castle, answer short answer questions, draw a picture, and make a model of the castle. Students complete 4 activities.
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From the Adolescent Heart:: Lesson 3 Is Number 3 Of 9 In Unit Plan

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Pupils read and compose  poems. For this poetry lesson, students read listen as the teacher reads poems aloud from the book A Kick in the Head. Student will then create shutterbooks to use for notes and samples of poems. They analyze...
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About Poems: Matching

For Students 5th - 7th
In this poetry vocabulary matching instructional activity, students match the 21 words with their definitions. They match words that describe types of poetry and figurative language. The solution page does not work
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Vocabulary Practice

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this vocabulary worksheet, students complete analogies and fill in the blanks to sentences with vocabulary words given. Students complete 18 problems.
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Partner Poetry

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students interview each other to get to know one another better. They discuss hobbies, achievements, sports, and music. Then they each write a poem about their partner.
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Rhyming Fruits and Vegetables

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students describe fruits and vegetables using rhyming verses. They discuss the Five Fruits and Vegetables a Day campaign and rhyming words, and create a rhyming riddle using the "Rhyming Riddles" worksheet.
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Citizens for Responsible Change

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders write a petition to a school figure, get signatures from other students, share the petition with the appropriate authority, and then work as leaders to carry out the group's solution.
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PowerPoint Poetry Project

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders create PowerPoint poetry "books." They write five to seven autobiographical poems, select appropriate photos and music, and combine everything into a PowerPoint poetry presentation. They use many technological resources...
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Online Collaborative Writing Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils write poetry and post it on the Internet for others to see.
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Musical Poetry

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify and describe six poetic devices. Using that information, they determine each one's purpose as either trying to emphasize meaning or the sound of words. They write in their journal to discuss how poetry and music can...

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